Assistant Dean, Access & Completion

Cleveland, OH
Jul 22, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Community College

diversity employer

Department Name Dean Access & Completion

Campus or Location Metropolitan Campus

Vacancy Number 054-18

Reports To INT Dean, Access & Completion

Recruitment Type External/Internal

Job Category Administrator

Position Type Full-Time

Union Position Non-Union

Number of Openings 1

Job Description Summary

Plans, directs and oversees the objectives of the Access & Completion department at the assigned campus. Provides leadership in the development and oversight of departmental priorities, budget management and participates in college-wide academic strategic planning initiatives.

Job Responsibilities


• Directs all aspects and operations of campus Access & Completion functions and serves as the budget unit leader

• Provides leadership in the development and implementation of the Access & Completion department

• Fosters collaboration among disciplines, works with faculty, staff and administrators college-wide to achieve a shared vision for the College

• Supervises, develops and manages the performance of assigned staff

• Provides leadership for faculty and staff development related to Access & Completions

• Analyzes and responds to student-related faculty and staff needs

• Provides leadership and guidance for faculty, staff, program managers, deans, and campus presidents as it pertains to Access & Completion

• Serves as a liaison between Access & Completion and the Dean's Council

• Researches and works with leadership in identifying and cultivating prospective related initiatives

• Maintains and continuously develops internal and external partnerships in support and advancement of student Access & Completion

• Monitors and assures quality in the compliance of College policies with the associated governing bodies

• Serves as the College's liaison with Ohio Board of Regents in the Access & Completion department

• Oversees the development, maintenance, and administration of the College's partnership agreements with various agencies and university partners

• Oversees the collaboration of departmental leadership to assess all related outcomes

• Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications



• Master's degree in a related field

• Minimum of five years of related leadership experience in a professional setting or higher education environment

• Demonstrated related general experience including:

o Demonstrated teaching experience at the College level

o Demonstrated executive experience planning, assigning, scheduling, supervising and ensuring the quality of the work of others

o Demonstrated experience forecasting, planning, maintaining, preparing, and monitoring a business area's budget

o Demonstrated experience effectively making decisions that have significant, broad implications on the management and operations of a division (or equivalent business area)

o Demonstrated effectiveness in a role requiring dynamic and abstract problem solving methods in adaptive situations


• Possess comprehensive knowledge of Higher Education leadership theories, concepts and practices with the ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations as it pertains to the departmental focus

• Possess broad based knowledge of existing and emerging pedagogies and academic delivery systems

• Possess broad based knowledge of supporting student success

• Ability to manage and supervise a diverse staff

• Possess strong management skills

• Possess a commitment to working with cross-functional teams

• Possess a commitment to professional development and continuous learning and improvement

• Possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

• Possess strong organizational and time-management skills

• Demonstrated creative thinker and a problem solver

• Works accurately with great attention to detail

• Possess advanced-level project management skills

• Possess basic-level Blackboard skills (or equivalent program)

• Possess intermediate-level Banner skills (or equivalent program)

• Possess intermediate-level skills with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

• Possess basic-level skills with Microsoft Access

• Ability to independently set goals and determine best course of action to achieve desired results

• Ability to confidentially and discreetly handle subject matters requiring privacy and sensitivity

• Ability to facilitate top-level collaboration while managing sensitive issues

• Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key contacts to enhance work flow and quality

• Possess sensitivity to respond appropriately to the needs of a diverse population



• Collaboration
• Adaptability
• Quality of Work


• Service Focus
• Communications


• Time Utilization
• Continuous Improvement

Preferred Qualifications



• Doctorate degree in a related field

Work Schedule

Standard College hours of operation, Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hours may vary based on business unit needs.

Posting Open Date 07/21/2017

Open Until Filled Yes

For full consideration, apply by this date 08/23/2017

Special Instructions to Applicants

During the application process, you may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume. It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application. This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments. Any employment with the College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and drug screen.

Affirmative Action Statement

Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this position?
    • The Cleveland Plain Dealer
    • Tri-C web site
    • Tri-C employee referral
    • LinkedIn
    • City News
    • Search Firm/Agency
    • Other publication
    • Other web site
    • Career Fair
    • Conference
  2. * Do you possess a Master's degree in a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you possess a minimum of five years of related leadership experience in a professional setting or higher education environment?
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents